Freelance BBS - Privacy Policy

Freelance BBS is owned and operated by Gromco Inc. Gromco is committed to protecting your privacy. The following outlines how we treat information collected when you visit our Web site and use our service.


  • Your IP Address is recorded automatically. IP addresses do not personally identify users.
  • Cookies. Our site uses cookies to remember your sessions parameters (a cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's computer tied to information about the user. Most web browsers will accept cookies by default, but they can be set to reject cookies, either from all websites or from specific sites. You can also manually delete cookies from your web browser).
  • Registration information. For many of our site's features, user registration is required. Registration entails supplying us with your (current, working) email address and your name.
  • Posting information. All information you supply when posting an ad on our site is recorded.


Our site features advertisements served by our advertising partners including Google AdSense. These advertisements may set and access an "interest-based" cookie on your computer and may serve you ads based on the value of this cookie. This information is not accessible to us and is not utilized by our site. For more information on Google's privacy policy and interest-based ads, including information on how to opt out of interest-based advertising, please see Google Privacy Center: Advertising and Privacy.


  • To advertise your skills and/or projects. Seems pretty obvious, but it never hurts to remind of the obvious: please remember that information you include in your postings becomes public. That's actually the reason why you post it here - for others to see. Since you don't necessarily know who those "others" are, treat it accordingly.

    If you are a freelancer, your profile should include only the truly relevant information such as your skill and abilities, your prior experience, project preferences, rates, and so on. Personal data such as your exact date of birth or your social security / social insurance / ID number are not relevant and we discourage you from posting such information.
  • Statistical analysis. We analyze all available information to look for trends in demographic and statistical data.
  • We may use any and all information recorded for the purposes of site administration, spam and fraud prevention.
  • We may transfer information we collect to third parties in the following cases:
    1. where required by law (e.g. if we receive a court subpoena)
    2. to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims.
    3. if this site or Gromco, Inc as a whole is acquired by or merged with another company.


  • We do not sell or rent customer lists. We just don't.
  • We do not send spam. We may send you important announcements, should there be any (for example, if we decide to completely change the way our site works), but we never spam our customers.
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